Empingham Parish Council

Serving the people of Empingham

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Clerk: Mrs Rowan Scholtz
9 Highfield Close, Empingham
Rutland LE15 8QB

Tel: 01780 460557

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Get involved in re-designing community health services

Posted: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 09:00 by Rowan Scholtz

Get involved in re-designing community health services

Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the people who plan and buy health services, have started a conversation with people asking them about their experiences of community health services including community nursing, intensive community support services and therapies. More »

Over the last three months we have been gathering people's real experience of community services provided by Leicester Partnership NHS Trust, whether they are patients, carers, and health and care professionals.

We would like to share with you what we have learnt so far about experiences of the service and what matters most to people. We would also like to tell you about other work that has been happening to review community services and how all of this information is contributing and influencing our thinking about how services could look in the future.

We will be offering many opportunities over the coming weeks for you to get involved. Initially we have pleasure in inviting you to attend one of six "interactive workshops' being held around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland:

Monday 11th February 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Wycliffe Rooms, 27 George Street, Lutterworth, LE17 4ED

Tuesday 12th February 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – NSPCC National Training Centre, 3 Gilmour Close, Beaumont Leys, LE4 1EZ

Tuesday 26th February 2019, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Rutland County Council, Catmose House, Catmose Street, Oakham LE15 6HP

Wednesday 27th February, 6.00pm – 8.00pm - Heartwood Conference Centre, Rothley House, Coalville Business Park, Coalville, LE67 3NR

Tuesday 5th March 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Holiday Inn, 299 Leicester Road Wigston Fields, Leicester LE18 1JW

Wednesday 6th March 2019, 2.00pm – 4.00pm, Leicestershire Voluntary Action, 9 Newarke Street, Leicester LE1 5SN

The events are the opportunity for anyone who has an interest in getting involved in designing future community services to get involved – staff working in acute or community settings, social care staff, domiciliary care workers, GPs, care home staff, patients and family carers receiving or with an interest in community care and people working in voluntary and community organisations. We also hope that we can welcome to the event the patients, family carers and health and care professionals who participated in the research.

During the event we will work together with you to share our insights and hear how they resonate with you. We will also talk through our proposals for community services and ask for your views.

The outcome of the workshops will assist the CCGs to put together a future plan of what community services should look like to ensure they are integrated with other health and care services care and improve the outcomes and health and wellbeing of patients and their family carers.

We would be delighted to welcome you to one of the workshops. We do expect the events to be popular, but appreciate that booking may be difficult, but we would be grateful if you could register in advance by calling 0116 295 4104 to reserve a place, book on line at www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk or email: BCTComms@westleicestershireccg.nhs.uk

A confirmation will be sent to you closer to the event.

In the meantime keep looking out on our website - www.bettercareleicester.nhs.uk for other opportunities to get involved.

Kind regards

Tamsin Hooton

Director lead for Community Services Redesign,

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland CCGs » Less

St. Georges Barracks/Full Council Meeting at Rutland County Council

Posted: Sat, 19 Jan 2019 17:14 by Rowan Scholtz

PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT AT ST GEORGE'S BARRACKS IN 2020/21 WILL, FOR THE FIRST TIME, BE CONSIDERED BY THE FULL COUNCIL AT THE RUTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL (RCC) MEETING IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, CATMOSE, OAKHAM FROM 7PM ON MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019. More »

The public are welcome to attend the proceedings. RCC anticipates considerable public interest and RCC has made provision for the maximum seating possible in the Council Chamber (120). If required proceedings will also be broadcast to the Rutland County Museum.

The specific issue for consideration is RCC's planned bid in March to the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) for £30million to forward fund new infrastructure on the site and necessary improvements to existing infrastructure. The bid is based on the "Evolving Masterplan" for 2,215 new dwellings (plus 30 on the site of the current Edith Weston Primary School), a new primary school, shop, Health Centre and an area for business. The evolving masterplan is inter- related to both the Rutland Local Plan and planning permission although these are for separate decisions in the future.

A further 70 dwellings are also planned for the Officers Mess site at Edith Weston. A total of 2,315 new dwellings and facilities.

THE MEETING ON 21 JANUARY IS CRITICAL BECAUSE THE HOUSING NUMBERS IN THE HIF BID WILL EFFECTIVELY TIE RUTLAND TO DELIVER THOSE DWELLINGS AND FACILITIES.

EMPINGHAM RESIDENTS ARE THEREFORE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE PROCEEDINGS TO DEMONTRATE THE STRENGTH OF COMMUNITY FEELINGS ABOUT THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT.

Parish Councils in the area are not convinced that a new town larger than Uppingham is either justified or in the best interests of Rutland. The County has always met its annual "independently assessed housing need" and the adopted Rutland Local Plan facilitates generic development in the two towns and villages. Future assessed housing needs can be met by sites already put forward for development. St George's is not therefore needed to meet Rutland's assessed requirements for housing. A new "town" larger than Uppingham will adversely affect the rural nature of the county

Representatives from Parishes neighbouring the St Georges Site will address the meeting site to highlight concerns about the scale and other important concerns about the proposed development.

Specific threats to Empingham include the possible loss of the medical centre and the primary school as well as a significant increase in traffic through the village both to and from the A1 (north) and Oakham.

Empingham Parish Council 19 January 2019

Bus Service between Oakham and Stamford

Posted: Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:28 by Rowan Scholtz

As you may be aware there have been several changes recently to the local bus services due to Centrebus withdrawing some of its journeys. RCC have been working to try and find ways of filling the gaps that have been left and have now secured some additional journeys on Saturdays which will come into effect from next week. More »

RCC now have several operators and route numbers providing services between Oakham and Stamford with stops in Whitwell, Empingham, Tickencote and Great Casterton, and have put together a composite timetable which they hope will prove easier for passengers to refer to as opposed to all the individual information.

These timetables will be put out at the beginning of next week and RCC will be conducting a leaflet drop to all residences in the villages to advise them of the bus services available, and CallConnect which also offers bookable journeys.

I have attached a copy of the information that will be distributed.